State of calamities declared due to Monsoon Flood

 

Most cities and provinces in the Philippines remain submerged in heavy floods because of the torrential rains brought by the southwest monsoon. Sad to say, Cainta, Antipolo and other parts of Rizal were hit again! It’s like Ondoy part 2.

Flooding in a total of 154 roads,four bridges, and more than 20,000 houses were affected, including our own abode! That’s why we had to grabbed everything we can including the jansport packs I received the other day.

States of calamity have meanwhile been declared in Marikina, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Muntinlupa, San Juan, Pasig, Pasay, Caloocan and Pateros in Metro Manila; the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga and Zambales in Region III; Laguna in Region IV-A; and in the Palawan municipalities of Culion, El Nido and Linacapan in Region IV-B.

Pagasa at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 also kept Metro Manila under a yellow warning signal, noting that moderate to heavy (5-10 mm/hr) rains may be expected over the Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela area; and light to moderate (2.5-5 mm/hr) rains over Quezon City, Manila and Marikina for the next two hours.

 

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